The European Short Film Festival’s mission to bring international independent short film to the widest possible audience in Europe and beyond.

The Festival aims to provide a cultural alternative to the commercial film experience, to support independent filmmakers, and promote the art of filmmaking and its related disciplines.

The European Short Film Festival was established to utilise the power of film to further the goal of inter-cultural understanding among nations and to assist in the building of a shared artistic experience.

ESFF accepts films and awards prizes in the following categories:

Short Film
Comedy Short
Short Documentary
Animated Short
Experimental Short
Horror / Sci-Fi Short
Music Video

ESFF accepts only online digital submissions (such as FilmFreeway online screeners and Vimeo), no hard copies ie. discs in the mail.

For programming purposes, ESFF regards a short film as 40 minutes or under.

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  • Charlotte Cristin

    A real pleasure to be part of this festival, even online ! The communication is really good and everything was sharp :)

    January 2022
  • Veronica Small

    Such a pleasure to be a part of your festival… your staff is so kind as well. Thank you for letting me view the other films they all are great and the filmmakers should be happy with their work!!! Much continued success to everyone.

    January 2022
  • Excellent communication. Great line up of films.

    January 2022
  • Yuxin Zhao

    I am so pleased that my film could be included in this great festival. The organizers have done an excellent job.

    July 2021
  • Michael Fantauzzi

    Thank you very much for appreciating my work! It was a wonderfull experience!

    July 2021